What is primordial?

  • (adj): Having existed from the beginning; in an earliest or original stage or state.
    Example: "Primordial matter"; "primordial forms of life"
    Synonyms: aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval

Some articles on primordial:

The Primordial Tradition
... The Primordial Tradition is a school of religious philosophy that holds its origins in the philosophia perennis, or perennial philosophy, which is in turn a development of the prisca ... The Primordial Tradition seeks to establish a fundamental origin of religious belief in all authentic religious teachings, adhering to the principle that universal truths are a cross cultural ... Adherents of the Primordial Tradition can be found in any religious system such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism, Christianity or Islam ...
Alan Averill
... vocal duties for the folk/black metal band Primordial ... Averill joined Primordial in 1991, thus being a founding member of that band ... but, as announced on 17 April 2009, parted ways with them because of his engagement to Primordial ...
List Of Night Deities - Greek
... Asteria, goddess of nocturnal oracles and falling stars Erebus, primordial god of darkness and consort of Nyx Hecate, goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon ...
Primordial - Religion and Mythology
... Primordial Greek gods, a group of Greek deities born in the beginning of our universe Primordial Buddha, a self-emanating, self-originating Buddha ...
Primordial Dwarfism
... Primordial dwarfism is a form of dwarfism that results in a smaller body size in all stages of life beginning from before birth ... More specifically, primordial dwarfism is a diagnostic category including specific types of profoundly proportionate dwarfism, in which individuals are extremely small for their age, even as a fetus ... Most individuals with primordial dwarfism are not diagnosed until they are about 3 years of age ...

Famous quotes containing the word primordial:

    The image cannot be dispossessed of a primordial freshness, which idea can never claim. An idea is derivative and tamed. The image is in the natural or wild state, and it has to be discovered there, not put there, obeying its own law and none of ours. We think we can lay hold of image and take it captive, but the docile captive is not the real image but only the idea, which is the image with its character beaten out of it.
    John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)

    It is impossible to give a clear account of the world, but art can teach us to reproduce it—just as the world reproduces itself in the course of its eternal gyrations. The primordial sea indefatigably repeats the same words and casts up the same astonished beings on the same sea-shore.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    Like Freud, Jung believes that the human mind contains archaic remnants, residues of the long history and evolution of mankind. In the unconscious, primordial “universally human images” lie dormant. Those primordial images are the most ancient, universal and “deep” thoughts of mankind. Since they embody feelings as much as thought, they are properly “thought feelings.” Where Freud postulates a mass psyche, Jung postulates a collective psyche.
    Patrick Mullahy (b. 1912)